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Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher of Portuguese Sephardi origin. One of the early thinkers of the Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of the self and the universe, he came to be considered one of the great rationalists of 17th-century philosophy. Inspired by the groundbreaking ideas of René Descartes, Spinoza became a leading philosophical figure of the Dutch Golden Age. Spinoza's given name, which means "Blessed", varies... Read More

Born24 November 1632
Amsterdam, Dutch Republic
Died21 February 1677 (aged 44)
The Hague, Dutch Republic
Era17th-century philosophy
Age of Enlightenment
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